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Overview of Asian Wrestling Championship 2020 held in New Delhi

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The 2020 Asian Wrestling Championships, organized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and United World Wrestling (UWW) , an international governing body for the sport of amateur wrestling, was held at the KD Jadhav Indoor Stadium in Indira Gandhi Arena, New Delhi from February 18 – 23, 2020.
The event had a total of 30 weight classes in action under 3 events: Men’s freestyle, Men’s Greco-Roman and Women’s freestyle.
Medal tally:Japan topped the medal tally with 16 medals( 8 Gold, 4 Silver, 4 Bronze).While India finished 3rd rank with  20 medals( 5 Gold, 6 Silver, 9 Bronze).


Sunil Kumar wins India’s first Greco-Roman Asian Wrestling Championships gold after 27 years. In 1993 Pappu Yadav won the gold medal in the 48 kg category.

Indian winners:


S.NoPlayer NameCategoryMedal
1Ravi Kumar DahiyaMen’s freestyle- 57kgGold
2Sunil KumarMen’s Greco-Roman-87 kgGold
3PinkiWomen’s freestyle-55 kgGold
4Sarita MorWomen’s freestyle- 59 kgGold
5Divya KakranWomen’s freestyle- 68 kgGold
6Bajrang PuniaMen’s freestyle-65 kgSilver
7Jitender KumarMen’s freestyle -74 kgSilver
8Gourav BaliyanMen’s freestyle -79 kgSilver
9Satyawart KadianMen’s freestyle -97 KgSilver
10Nirmala DeviWomen’s freestyle -50KgSilver
11Sakshi MalikWomen’s freestyle -65 kgSilver
12Rahul AwareMen’s freestyle-61 kgBronze
13Deepak PuniaMen’s freestyle-86 kgBronze
14Arjun HalakurkiMen’s Greco-Roman-55 KgBronze
15AshuMen’s Greco-Roman-67 KgBronze
16Aditya KunduMen’s Greco-Roman-72 KgBronze
17Hardeep SinghMen’s Greco-Roman-97 KgBronze
18Vinesh PhogatWomen’s freestyle- 53 kgBronze
19Anshu MalikWomen’s freestyle- 57 kgBronze
20Gursharan Preet KaurWomen’s freestyle- 72 kgBronze


Countries that hadn’t Participated:

China was barred from entering into the competition due to the 2019–20 coronavirus outbreak. North Korea and Turkmenistan were unable to participate in the tournament due to circumstances stemming from the outbreak.

About Asian Wrestling Championship:

i.The 2019 Asian Wrestling Championships was held in Xi’an, China from April 23 – April 28, 2019,where Iran clichéd top spot in Medal tally.

ii.The men’s tournament started in 1979 and the women’s tournament in 1996 and after that the Asian Wrestling Championship has been held every year.

About UWW (United World Wrestling):
– 1912.
Headquarters– Lausanne, Switzerland.
Motto– Welcome to the New World of Wrestling.
President– Nenad Lalovic.